LibriVox recording of The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, Volume 1, by Eliza Haywood.
The flirtations of a rich young maiden, Miss Betsy Thoughtless with several suitors, as she alienates the right man by refusing to take the issue of marriage seriously. Because of this her guardian commits her to marriage to the wrong man, a situation over which she has little control. As the heroine describes her fate, this text exposes the institution of marriage, the powerlessness of women and the double standards held during that time. (Introduction by Joyce Martin)
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December 3, 2011 Subject:
Young Miss Betsy needs to be married, or so her family says, but she is not about to be told to whom. She decides she will romance all of the interesting fellows until one tickles her fancy, since she doesn't really want to get married anyways. Ah, young love, unfortunately this one leads to some embarrassing misadventures, one of which lands her brother in a duel.
The chapters are well read, and the recordings are good. Enjoy!